When can I plant Nemesia in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant nemesia in Zone 4a should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nemesia

Frost tolerance for nemesia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

It's not a good idea to plant nemesia until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant nemesia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant nemesia
Probably not a good time to plant nemesia

The earliest that you can plant nemesia in Zone 4a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant nemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your nemesia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your nemesia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4a. We can expect an average low temperature of -30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your nemesia in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-30°F
Highest Expected Low-25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4a.